The Candidates on Energy Policy
September 11, 2008
From The Council On Foreign Relations Website
Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The remaining presidential candidates agree that increasing energy independence is critical to national security. Both have co-authored legislation related to conservation, such as… Continue
Added by mike on October 31, 2008 at 2:00pm —
When you think of German vehicles, odds are that you're picturing big Mercs and Bimmers speeding on the Autobahn. However, the German market is quite diverse and there's a good supply of alternative fuels to be had. You can get most models powered with gasoline, diesel, natural gas (CNG) or liquified petroleum gas (LPG, also called Autogas). While the debate between… Continue
Added by mike on October 31, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Source - NGV America
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
NGVAmerica has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions benefits of natural gas compared with diesel fuel. The analysis was released in August with little notice and with limited… Continue
Added by mike on October 31, 2008 at 8:08am —
Marketplace (Advertisers & Sponsors)
Monday, 27 October 2008 00:00
Daimler in the United States will replace its new natural gas-fueled Class 8 truck from Sterling with a compressed natural gas-fueled truck based on the Freightliner M2 112 chassis. “The Sterling brand is going to go away but… Continue
Added by mike on October 31, 2008 at 8:00am —
This tool will let you plug in your zip code and then write a letter to the editor to local, regional and national newspapers. It is a very handy application. It resides on the website of the We Campaign but since they support the same things as the Pickens Plan I see nothing wrong with using their tool to promote green jobs and renewable energy.
Tool is here.
Added by mike on October 30, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Heavy trucks in the United States consume 16% of the oil that we use. I think that is why T. Boone Pickens started advocating the use of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) as a fuel in these trucks. Just by doing this we could save 16% of the oil that we currently use and make a substantial dent in the amount of oil that we have to import from other countries. In reality there is no other fuel that is currently available that could be produced in sufficient quantity to have this kind of impact on our… Continue
Added by mike on October 30, 2008 at 12:10pm —
Posted by: Admin in Oil
Read more about China Energy Market Analysis
South Korea’s top refiner SK Energy has dropped a plan to build a crude oil processing unit in China due to government price regulations.
SK Energy, which has a 35 percent stake… Continue
Added by mike on October 30, 2008 at 10:47am —
I got a note from Al Gore's We Campaign regarding a live webcast they are having this coming Wednesday in which Al will outline his ideas on climate change and energy. When you sign up for the webcast you are given the opportunity to submit a question for Mr. Gore. Here is the question I submitted:
"Since your partner KPCB is heavily invested in natural gas fueled fuel cells I would like… Continue
Added by mike on October 28, 2008 at 7:41am —
Source: Copyright 2008, Canberra Times
Date: October 25, 2008
Byline: Rosslyn Beeby
New-generation solar technology created in Australia will drive ''a solar explosion'' across California, the state's Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, says.
''Today, we celebrate clean energy and new jobs,'' Mr Schwarzenegger told a crowd… Continue
Added by mike on October 28, 2008 at 4:00am —
The draft measures from the state Air Resources Board would affect more than 1 million heavy-duty trucks. They are scheduled to take effect in 2010.
Source: Copyright 2008, LA Times
Date: October 24, 2008
Byline: Margot Roosevelt
California's Air Resources Board today released long-awaited draft rules to clean up big-rig pollution that can aggravate asthma,… Continue
Added by mike on October 27, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Source: Copyright 2008, Ottawa Citizen
Date: October 25, 2008
Byline: Dan Gardner
Whenever I write about the urgent need to act on climate change, I hear from folks who say there is no such need. Climate change is bunk, they say.
For today only, let's say they're right. Who knows? They may be. Scientific conclusions are never… Continue
Added by mike on October 27, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Charlie Rose makes his debut as a 60 MINUTES contributor this week with a profile of Texas oil and gas maven T. Boone Pickens. Rose's profile of Pickens will be broadcast on
60 MINUTES Sunday, Oct. 26 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The profile of Pickens takes Rose to the billionaire's Texas ranch and to the football stadium at Oklahoma State University that Pickens built for his alma mater. Rose and Pickens also go to the Democratic… Continue
Added by mike on October 26, 2008 at 7:15pm —
Morning Man Don Imus says Boone is on to something with the Pickens Plan and praises the million strong Pickens Plan Army. Come to Nashville for the Pickens Plan RFD-TV Live Town Hall Meeting with Boone, Wednesday, October 29 at 9pm eastern. Check your local cable listings for the channel. Also on Direct TV and… Continue
Added by mike on October 26, 2008 at 6:26pm —
Is there a ‘silver bullet’ that will take the place of petroleum as America’s primary fuel source
Source: Copyright 2008, Houston Chronicle
Date: October 26, 2008
Byline: Peter Bishop
Energy is on everyone`s mind these days, particularly Houstonians, after we just spent weeks without electricity.
Imagine doing without electricity, natural gas, gasoline and water,… Continue
Added by mike on October 26, 2008 at 10:30am —
by By Denise Bode
Fiat has built an extensive lineup of dual-fuel natural gas and gasoline vehicles, and the company has just added the latest Punto Natural Power to the stable. The little Fiat uses a 20-gallon methane tank under the floorpan to augment a… Continue
Added by mike on October 26, 2008 at 2:00am —
Washington, DC-- October 24, 2008 – A national survey of voters released by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research found overwhelming support for the Pickens Plan. Nearly nine-in-ten voters agree that it is important that the Pickens Plan be included in an overall strategy to deal with our energy problems.
The voters surveyed also expressed a strong belief that solar power, wind power, and natural gas will be the top three energy resources to solve the nation’s energy problems,… Continue
Added by mike on October 24, 2008 at 5:07pm —
Will cars be fueled by CNG? Yes, if ex-oil tycoon has any say in the matter
By Jennifer Alsever
updated 7:44 a.m. ET, Tues., Oct. 21, 2008
What will power your car a decade from now? Billionaire T. Boone Pickens is betting big that it will be compressed natural gas.
The former oil tycoon has put $58 million into touting his "Pickens Plan" in TV ads, YouTube videos, town hall meetings and media interviews to get people talking… Continue
Added by mike on October 24, 2008 at 1:53pm —
ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: Recent financial meltdown has forced both candidates to make the economy priority No. 1. Obama says he will cut taxes on households making less than $250,000, while John McCain wants to keep the Bush tax cuts in place.
Meanwhile, "Joe the plumber", the star of last night's debate and an Ohio voter, put a face on the small business owner concerned about a possible tax hike, so which candidate offers Joe the plumber the better solution?
With us now the… Continue
Added by mike on October 24, 2008 at 1:49pm —
Oklahoma’s first wind energy conference - REVOLUTION - is scheduled for December 2 and 3 in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center.
The conference will feature nationally known wind experts, exhibits and sessions about economic development, infrastructure needs, landowner issues, and wildlife.
Special keynote speakers at the REVOLUTION Conference include wind energy advocate and “Pickens Plan” creator T. Boone Pickens and The Nature Conservancy’s CEO, Mark… Continue
Added by mike on October 24, 2008 at 1:45pm —
At the rate the United States is consuming oil, it will cost the country more than a trillion dollars annually to buy foreign oil in 10 years.
Businessman T. Boone Pickens told about 1,000 people Wednesday at the Shreveport Convention Center that the country will have to import 75 percent of its oil at $300 a barrel by 2018. The country already imports nearly 70 percent of its oil and at the current price of $70 a barrel, spends more than $320 billion annually.
Added by mike on October 24, 2008 at 1:44pm —